Macarthur and captain Ulises Dávila part ways as court proceedings continue

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A-League club Macarthur and captain Ulises Dávila have mutually agreed to terminate the player’s two-year contract.

The club announced the decision on Monday June 24, 2024, on the same day Dávila (33) appeared at Downing Centre Local Court in Sydney to face charges related to an alleged illegal bet-fixing scheme.

Dávilla has yet to plead to the charges, and prosecutors told the court a brief of evidence would be presented by August 22.

Meanwhile, Macarthur issued a two-sentence statement saying:

“The club and Ulises Dávila have agreed on a mutual termination of his contract going forward.

“The club will not be making any further comment at this stage.”

Dávila is the third player to leave Macarthur in the wake of the investigation that led to criminal charges of engaging in conduct that corrupts a betting outcome.

In early June, midfielder Kearyn Baccus (32) and fullback/winger Matthew Millar (27) were told they would not be offered new contracts and would leave at the expiration of their existing agreements.

Baccus also faces court charges and is yet to plead, while Miller has not been charged but been named in court documents as a participant in the alleged plot to receive yellow cards in return for payment.

Another Macarthur player, midfielder Clayton Lewis (27), is due to appear in court on Thursday June 27, 2024, and is yet to plead.

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